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Blockchain: Beyond the Basics

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Learn more about Blockchain, how it works, why it’s so important, and how it’s redefining the way we store and update transactions on a network.


  • Blockchain technology offers unique capabilities
  • What you should know
1. The Value of Blockchain Technology
  • What's the business case for blockchain?
  • The essential features of blockchain technology
  • Exploring blockchain functions beyond the basics
2. How Does Blockchain Work?
  • What is distributed ledger technology (DLT)?
  • The keys to cryptography
  • Understanding miners and proof of work
3. How Blockchain Enables Cryptocurrencies
  • Brief history of Bitcoin
  • How to acquire and use cryptocurrencies
  • Exploring altcoins and crypto tokens
4. The Blockchain Universe
  • Difference between public and private blockchains
  • What are smart contracts?
  • Understanding non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
  • The emergence of decentralized finance (DeFi)
5. Blockchain in Context
  • Blockchain use case: Cross-border payments
  • Blockchain use case: Identify management
  • Blockchain use case: Title registries
  • The risks and opportunities ahead
  • Next steps for you and your organization

Taught by

Jonathan Reichental


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